Robin Williams Hanged Himself, Confirms Coroner

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According to the preliminary result of the forensic investigation, Robin Williams' cause of death was asphyxiation by hanging, Lt. Keith Boyd of the Marin County Sheriff's Office said during a press conference on Aug. 12.

The 63-year-old actor was found dead in his home in Tiburon, California, near San Francisco on Aug. 11.

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According to Boyd, Williams was last seen by his wife around 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 10, and was found by his assistant at approximately 11:45 a.m. the next day. Williams was found in a seated position, suspended slightly above the ground with a belt around his neck, Boyd explained. A pocket knife was also found and superficial cuts to his wrist were visible.

When asked if Williams left behind a note, Boyd replied, “We’re not going to discuss the note ... at this time.”

Boyd stressed that their investigation into the actor's death is an ongoing one, and toxicology tests will determine if Williams had any substances in his system at his time of death.

Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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